Zayo Group Holdings launches FlexConnect

Monday April 4, 2016 0 comments Tags: Boulder, Zayo Group Holdings, FlexConnect, Tranzact, Max Clauson


BOULDER --  Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.  (NYSE: ZAYO), a global leader in communications infrastructure, announced the launch of FlexConnect, a usage-based  Ethernet  product for cloud and data center connectivity.Zayo_logoUSE

Zayo said FlexConnect provides dedicated Layer 2 Ethernet connecting to more than 200 data centers, cloud, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, VMWare and Cisco Intercloud.

Traditionally, cloud and IaaS offerings allow businesses to pay only for the resources they use. Cloud connectivity, on the other hand, generally requires a fixed contract with fixed fees.

Zayo said FlexConnect helps resolve this issue by enabling businesses with fluctuating connectivity needs to only pay for the data they transport. Customers can manage and purchase FlexConnect, available from 500 Mbps to 100 Gbps, on Tranzact, Zayo’s online self-service platform.

With Tranzact, customers can compare prices, purchase services, track orders, view their bandwidth usage and invoices.

Zayo said FlexConnect leverages the company’s owned-and-operated fiber network that includes 110,000 route miles in North America and Europe. Customers benefit from expansive reach of the company’s metro and intercity fiber footprint with dedicated, high-performance connectivity, Zayo said.

“Zayo’s FlexConnect is aligned with today’s on-demand world, enabling businesses to scale up or down and pay only for the service they use,” said Max Clauson, executive VP of Network Connectivity Services at Zayo.

“The solution is ideally suited for cloud and IaaS or any enterprise application with fluctuations or seasonality in traffic demands.”

“With FlexConnect, which leverages Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to connect to Microsoft Azure, more customers can leverage Azure services easily and cost effectively,” said Venkat Gattamneni, group product marketing manager, Microsoft Azure.

“FlexConnect is an ideal solution for customers who need more secure, flexible connectivity to the cloud to meet changing business needs.”

“We are excited to continue to work with Zayo to bring new, creative network solutions to customers inside Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers,” said Bill Long, executive VP of Interconnection Services at Equinix.

“FlexConnect will provide customers in our facilities with on-demand, cost-effective connectivity to a wider selection of providers and destinations. We also look forward to attracting new customers who now have an exciting new option to connect to our Cloud Exchange."

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